Tips on Using Our Products
Tips on patch testing, how much to use and more
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Patch Testing Tips
Very rarely do any of our products result in a negative skin reaction, even for those with very sensitive skin – but if you have any sort of doubt or concern about trying our products, we recommend purchasing a sample* first, then trying out the cream by doing a patch test as follows:
- Apply a small amount of the product to clean skin on the inside of arm or elbow.
- Cover with a bandage and leave it for 24 hours.
- If you see a rash or redness appear, do not use the product.
* Sample sizes are available for all of our creams in our shop for $3.00 each, plus a flat shipping fee.
Preserving our Products
Unlike most other skin products on the market today (including many “natural” products), we never add any artificial ingredients – including preservatives. (which can actually do more harm than good).
While some of the ingredients we use actually assist in preserving our products naturally, we do recommend keeping them in a cooler area, and if purchasing multiple products (keeping one or more products in storage for later use), we recommend that you keep them in the refrigerator until ready for use.
We are very careful to include natural and organic ingredients that will keep Seraj creams and our other products from “going bad,” but we also refuse to add yucky artificial preservatives since we truly want our products to be ALL natural and organic – not just to include some natural and organic ingredients.
That said, to make the most out of our creams and other products:
- Keep products you are currently using in a cool, dry place that is out of direct sunlight.
- Keep any extra (backup) creams that you have in a refrigerator (not a freezer) until ready for use.
- If you only use the product occasionally, or only use it very sparingly, it is also a good bet to keep it refrigerated between uses.
How Much to Use?
One of the things that we – and our customers – love about Seraj products is that a little bit goes a long way.
Our products are quite concentrated, and the consistency of our creams and other products is such that when they are applied sparingly, you can still get maximum benefit.
While we wouldn’t exactly say “less is more,” we would say that even a small amount of our product goes a long way toward moisturizing, smoothing, healing and giving a beautiful texture and feeling to skin.
And – since you can be moderate when applying Seraj creams and other products, you will find that they are quite economical as well – just one more thing to love!
On occasion, we get questions about the consistency of our creams when first applied to skin.
The most fundamental ingredients in our products are specially selected essential oils, which, when first applied, can have a slight oily or shiny appearance. However, the creams absorb into skin within a few minutes, leaving it feeling softer and smoother – with no oily, sticky or waxy feeling.
Be assured that we are very particular about what we include in our creams and other products, and we choose all of our ingredients quite carefully. We only choose ingredients that do not leave any sort of residue on the skin, and absorb quite nicely. They also will never clog pores!
Our suggestion – After applying the product, if you notice any sort of a shiny or oily appearance or feeling, allow a few minutes for it to absorb before applying foundation or other makeup.